During Phase 1 of the JHFC project, we conducted comparison tests between FCVs, ICVs (internal combustion vehicle) and HEVs(hybrid electric vehicle) to prove that FCVs had high energy efficiency.

Project Term

FY 2002 - 2005


  • Japan Automobile Research Institute FC-EV Research Division
    zip code 105-0012 1-1-30 Shibadaimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • Engineering Advancement Association of Japan
    zip code 105-0003 1-4-6 Nishishinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo


  1. Clarified the high energy efficiency of FCV as a vehicle.
  2. Clarified "Well to Wheel" efficiency (overall energy efficiency that takes consumption of all energies concerned: from the mining of the primary energy, production, transportation and filling to vehicle and to driving of vehicles) with demonstration data of FCVs and hydrogen stations.

Participating Vehicles

JHFC Operating hydrogen stations